When your drone is right in the path of a flying pumpkin

It was clearly a great idea: Send a DJI Phantom 2 drone up above a pumpkin cannon and catch the big pumpkin in flight.

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But next time, maybe don’t get perfectly in the path of the pumpkin. Because this time, the pumpkin was fired from the compressed-air cannon and hit the hovering drone with full force, flying 200 mph.


Reddit user Privatejohngarret  said he was able to find the drone rather quickly, but it took four hours to find the GoPro camera that had been attached.

The equipment was hit with about $500 worth of damage, he said.

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